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Maya Deren (1917–1961)


Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father, a psychiatrist, and her mother, an artist, she fled the pogroms against Russian Jews. She studied journalism and political science in at Syracuse University in New York, finishing her BA at NYU in June 1936 and then received her MA in English literature from Smith... See full bio »

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 1985 Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (Documentary) (original footage)
 1958 The Very Eye of Night (Short)
 1949 Meditation on Violence (Short)
 1947 The Private Life of a Cat (Documentary short) (co-director)
 1946 At Land (Short)
 1944 Witch's Cradle (Short)
 1943 Meshes of the Afternoon (Short)
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Book: "Diving Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti". It is considered one of the most useful books on Haitian voodoo. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | See more »
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[on filmmaking] It would be so much easier to be a painter or a writer. You don't have to have equipment. You don't have to do all the things. You're not at the mercy of the laboratories. You're not here and you're not there. It's a terrible pain to be a filmmaker, because you not only have the creative problems, but you have financial problems that they don't have. You have technical problems ... See more »

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In 1986, the American Film Institute created the Maya Deren Award to honor independent film and video artists. See more »

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